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US Military 'Locked and Loaded' for North Korea US Military 'Locked and Loaded' for North Korea
- August 11, 2017

On Thursday, he wondered if his statement was not tough enough. "It's about time someone stood up for the people of our country", he added. After North Korea disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the US Pacific territory of Guam , Trump said the move would prompt "an event the likes of which nobody's seen before". (more...)
Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video
- August 11, 2017

On the blog post, Facebook said that watch will be available on the users' mobile, desktop, and laptop. All of which has led some to predict that Facebook will ultimately end up on the same diss list as YouTube, ie a platform that the music industry reluctantly does business with, for marketing and content management reasons, but which is routinely bad mouthed by the music community to politicians and the press. (more...)
Anyone Can Now Test Xbox One Updates Early - Here's How Anyone Can Now Test Xbox One Updates Early - Here's How
- August 11, 2017

The Alpha ring, for example, is now able to test the new dashboard design that was announced recently, before this trickles down to Beta and the newly branded Delta and Omega tiers. The highest level of access is "Alpha" are to get to that level users will have to be picked by Microsoft from a pool of users who have been in the program for over three months and has offered the most feedback. (more...)
Tesla Working on Self-Driving Semi Trucks Now Tesla Working on Self-Driving Semi Trucks Now
- August 11, 2017

The information also apparently describes Tesla's desire to create long-haul electric semis that can drive themselves in " platoons ", potentially following behind a lead truck piloted by a human driver. Last October, the Silicon Valley startup Otto used an autonomous truck to ship beer in Colorado. And it would like to begin testing them in Nevada and California next month, please. (more...)
Sinéad O'Connor addresses those concerned by her alarming video Sinéad O'Connor addresses those concerned by her alarming video
- August 11, 2017

She disclosed that she is suffering from three mental illnesses and has felt isolated since losing custody of her 13-year-old son. "I'm not going to die, I'm not going to die but still this is no way for people to be living", she said. It stated that Sinead is "safe" and "not suicidal ", adding that she is "surrounded by love and receiving the best of care". In May, Sinead issued an apology to her family for insulting them during her breakdown in 2016. (more...)
Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: BJP wins two seats, Congress one
- August 11, 2017

If this was the case, then Patel should have ended up with 45 votes, and not 44. It was around midnight that the EC ruled in favour of the Congress and in the counting that followed, Ahmed Patel barely scraped through. The raids were ostensibly timed to disorient Shivakumar's attention and to disconcert the Gujarat MLAs. Election Commission declaring the two votes invalid came as icing on the cake for Congress' top strategist. (more...)
Jecht announced for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT; beta to start August 26th Jecht announced for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT; beta to start August 26th
- August 11, 2017

Their advice for fans is to always check for new updates on the game. Not only does Stormblood present players with an epic storyline, two new DPS jobs - Samurai and Red Mage - and increase the level cap to 70, but also carries new dungeons, raids, and a host of new zones to explore! Furthermore, the Moonfire Faire event is now live with patch 4 .06 which offers even more quests and enemies for players to face. (more...)
Overwatch is adding Deathmatch modes Overwatch is adding Deathmatch modes
- August 11, 2017

Kaplan, however, said the Arcade mode - which is all about changing up the Overwatch formula in fun ways - is a flawless course of action to introduce something like deathmatch . Fun! Deathmatch , which is now available on the PTR, brings with it a new map and two new modes, including "Free-For-All", which features 1v7 matches where players compete with the goal of being the first to get 20 kills. (more...)
James Harden Revealed as NBA Live 18 Cover Star, Release Date Announced James Harden Revealed as NBA Live 18 Cover Star, Release Date Announced
- August 11, 2017

Follow no one. Be the one. Yes, for reasons no one at all understands, this year's edition of NBA Live will feature Smith and First Take co-host Max Kellerman dishing on all the happenings in the game's Career Mode. The Houston Rockets congratulated Harden on Twitter following the announcement about the video game cover. Fans can preorder the game by going to the EA Sports website . (more...)
Apple's iPhone 8 might feature power of gaze to silence notifications Apple's iPhone 8 might feature power of gaze to silence notifications
- August 11, 2017

If you are viewing this article on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark law. A new video today from YouTuber Danny Winget offers a hands-on look at an alleged iPhone 7s Plus dummy unit and comparing it to a dummy iPhone 8 ... (more...)
Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks
- August 11, 2017

The S&P/TSX composite index fell 143.08 points to 15,074.25, with almost all of its sectors moving lower. United Kingdom stocks dropped Wednesday, as assets seen as riskier were swept aside amid escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea . (more...)
" "Apple's (AAPL) " Rating Reiterated at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc
- August 10, 2017

Ancora Advisors Llc increased its stake in Apple Inc ( AAPL ) by 106.96% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Beacon Advisors Inc. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.56%. Apple's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 28.64%. Argentiere Capital Ag sold 209,991 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)'s stock rose 12.78%. (more...)
Megaton Rainfall for PS4, PSVR launches on September 26 Megaton Rainfall for PS4, PSVR launches on September 26
- August 10, 2017

In Megaton Rainfall , players will control an immortal interdimensional super-being who must use their enormous superpowers to defend Earth from an impending alien invasion. The game features fully destructible environment, buildings are procedurally generated and destructible. Players can optionally play the full experience in PlayStation VR . (more...)
London & LA Teams Added to Growing Professional League London & LA Teams Added to Growing Professional League
- August 10, 2017

In what may come as a surprise to some, North American organisation Cloud9 will take up the London location for the league, the first in Europe to be announced . "The league that Overwatch is making is really unique in the sense that it's global - it's not a regional league - and in esports, we always see the largest viewership in worldwide events". (more...)
Scientists Scientists "hack" a computer using malware encoded in DNA
- August 10, 2017

By encoding the DNA to translate into malicious code, the team found that the sequencing program could be hacked to allow remote access to the computer. "Thus, while scientifically interesting, we stress that people today should not necessarily be alarmed, as we discuss both above and below". In another scenario, as different DNA samples are often sequenced together, errors in a sequencing process could cause the malicious data in a DNA to end up in other people's data. (more...)
Uber launches in-app chat feature Uber launches in-app chat feature
- August 10, 2017

It's often cheaper than traditional cabs, plus it's convenient because you can order a ride directly from the app and see roughly how much your journey will cost before you get in the auto. "Now we're giving that delivered and read status which isn't always available today with SMS technology". "While some driver-partners have asked for the cash option to be removed, other driver-partners feel the cash option has opened them up to new riders and provides the consumer with more choice". (more...)
Nokia Corporation (NOK) Position Held by BLB&B Advisors LLC
- August 10, 2017

The firm owned 33,585 shares of the technology company's stock after buying an additional 801 shares during the period. Nokia Corporation now has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $6.24. Equities analysts forecast that Nokia Corporation will post $0.29 earnings per share for the current year. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Shares Sold by LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC" was originally published by BNB Daily and is the property of of BNB ... (more...)
Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets Not Recommended by Consumer Reports Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets Not Recommended by Consumer Reports
- August 10, 2017

Consumer Reports' lab testing measures how well a laptop or tablet performs for a range of factors, including display quality, battery life, speed, and ergonomics. Several Microsoft products have performed well in CR labs, including the new Microsoft Surface Pro, which earned Very Good or Excellent scores in multiple CR tests. (more...)
There's A 'Fallout' Board Game In The Works There's A 'Fallout' Board Game In The Works
- August 10, 2017

Fallout is based on scenarios, and the base game (this is Fantasy Flight, so expect loads of expansions) includes four, each with their own objectives and narrative. Players will need to choose to work together to explore the Wasteland, or go it alone. Thanks to this system, even a second playthrough of the same scenario can have drastically different encounters, quest outcomes, and opportunities for alliances and enemies. (more...)
AMD boasts of Ryzen-backed growth, still makes a loss AMD boasts of Ryzen-backed growth, still makes a loss
- August 10, 2017

The Ryzen 3 1200 CPU is a 4-core, 4-thread processor operating at 3.1GHz base and 3.4GHz Turbo Mode. I think the 1300X will be the success story, as it offers a bit more tweakability (clocks fine to 4 GHz in our tests) but also has an extended XFR range of 200 MHz, opposed to 50 Mhz for the Ryzen 3 1200. (more...)
Google To Use Blizzard's StarCraft 2 To Train Its DeepMind AI Google To Use Blizzard's StarCraft 2 To Train Its DeepMind AI
- August 10, 2017

AI matches, and those anonymized game replays from actual human players for training up agents, which is starting out at 65,000 complete matches, and will grow to over 500,000 over the course of the next few weeks. Because of these factors, StarCraft II comes much closer to approximating many real-world situations than games such as chess, Go or even Poker. The video above shows the difference between a "trained" and "untrained" AI agent. (more...)
Tata Motors falls to over 1-year low on Q1 results Tata Motors falls to over 1-year low on Q1 results
- August 10, 2017

The automaker's shares fell as much as 7.2 percent to their lowest in over a year after the company's 42 percent rise in June-quarter profit, helped by a one-off gain related to changes to Jaguar Land Rover's pension plans, failed to please investors. (more...)
Kaspersky Lab Drops Antitrust Complaint as Microsoft Moves to Change Windows 10
- August 10, 2017

Microsoft will give antivirus partners greater visibility into when new versions of Windows will be released and let them use their own alerts and notifications to tell customers to renew products, the Redmond, Washington-based company said in a blog post . (more...)
SoftBank's Vision Fund invests United States dollars 2.5 billion in Flipkart, becomes biggest shareholder SoftBank's Vision Fund invests United States dollars 2.5 billion in Flipkart, becomes biggest shareholder
- August 10, 2017

Flipkart didn't disclose the amount but said that SoftBank Vision Fund investment comprises a mix of primary and secondary capital. The latest funding comes at a time when the buzz about Snapdeal Flipkart deal fallout is just settling down. (more...)
Tile's New Bluetooth Trackers Are Its Most Powerful Yet Tile's New Bluetooth Trackers Are Its Most Powerful Yet
- August 10, 2017

Both styles are waterproof, have up to twice the Bluetooth range at 200 feet, and twice the loudness of Tile's tracker predecessors. Like earlier designs, both feature holes that allow them to easily be attached to your keychain, backpack or anything else with a loop. (more...)
Facebook is officially launching its big attack on TV tomorrow Facebook is officially launching its big attack on TV tomorrow
- August 10, 2017

In typical Facebook fashion, only a small percentage of users will see the new Watch tab in the Facebook app immediately after it launches on Thursday. Early on, new shows will have to apply, but eventually Facebook wants to make it possible for any creator to simply upload a show on Facebook , as they do on YouTube . (more...)
Senate condemns attack on anti-Buhari protesters Senate condemns attack on anti-Buhari protesters
- August 10, 2017

They also called on the president to resign from office if he "fails, refuses and/or neglects to do any of the above", adding he should be impeached by the National Assembly "if he fails to honourably resign". "All Nigerians now should focus on praying for the safe return of the President". I once said he should resign and allow another person to take over. (more...)
After dropping American Idol, Fox re-enters singing show battle After dropping American Idol, Fox re-enters singing show battle
- August 10, 2017

The new show is reportedly titled " The Four " and the first season of the series has already been ordered. "We have had preliminary conversations with (creators) Greg (Daniels) and Mike (Judge) and I would like to explore that", Dana Walden , chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, said on the Television Critics Association panel Tuesday. (more...)
Disney Hit With Lawsuit Over Children's Privacy Disney Hit With Lawsuit Over Children's Privacy
- August 10, 2017

Specifically, the complaint alleges that " Disney Princess Palace Pets" and other mobile apps contain multiple software development kits that share information with one another about users. The lawsuit, running a goodly 27 pages long, goes on to list a whopping total of 42 apps developed by Disney , Upsight, Unity, and Kochava, that are suspected of illegal data collection that is punishable under the COPPA . (more...)
LG V30 Revealed in Leaked Videos, Sports FullVision Display & Dual Rear Cameras
- August 10, 2017

Specifically, we now know for sure that the upcoming phone will have a 6-inch OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The LG V30 will have storage options of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. We've been fairly certain that LG was planning to announce a new smartphone in late August or early September for a while now, but it's finally been confirmed. (more...)